New apple tv (2010) in Japan ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by davidcalvet, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. davidcalvet macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Do we know if the new black apple tv will be on sale in Japan ?
    I look at apple's home page in Japan, and it is no appearing on it ?
    Thank you
  2. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Apple doesn't offer movies/TV shows in the Japanese iTunes store, so I don't see why they would release the Apple TV there.
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom

    It will probably show up when apple does get licensing to stream/sell movies/tv shows there.
  4. davidcalvet thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    the old model is in sale

    But the old model is in sale, and allways was ... we also have movies in our itunes store
  5. aussieinjapan macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Yeah we have the old apple TV here but Im yet to find the new one too.
    Oh I live near Tokyo - bought the new shuffle today - local Nojima got them on the 12th. No sign of aTV. I dont know about movies on the Japanese itunes cause I always buy stuff from the aussie or US store.

    My guess would be that the media companies wont bend over backwards for apple like the US ones. The media is very old school here and doesnt adapt well to changes (especially due to a foreign owned company) - We had a big case two or three years back concerning a young business man called Horie (who controlled a company called livedoor). he tried to take over one of the big TV companies and they burned him for it.

    He went to Jail........
  6. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Hmm, I checked the Japanese iTunes store, and the sections available are only Music, App Store, Podcasts, Audiobooks, iTunes U, and Music Videos. No movies. Not sure if it was available before or not, or maybe it's exclusive on the Apple TV itself?
  7. davidcalvet thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    thank you Pika2000

    Yes, you are right PIKA2000, there is no movies or tv shows.
    I maybe mistake it with the american one.
    But, why then, there was an apple tv before ?
    strange things ...
    But thanks for your point PIKA2000
  8. macFabri macrumors member


    Sep 7, 2007
    eBay here we go !

    ps. Japanese TV and movie business will never let iTunes takes their "money pot" from them !

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